Breast Reconstruction

When the subject of plastic surgery around the breast area comes up, most people think of implants. While that is one of the most common types of surgery for that area, it’s not the only type of procedure that’s done regularly. The two most popular types plastic surgeons perform often are breast augmentations and breast reconstructions. What’s the difference?

Understand the Differences

The differences between the two types of procedures are simple. It all lies in the breast tissue itself. An augmentation relies on the natural tissues of the breast. In this case, the patient has enough breast tissue to protect the implant. In contrast, in breast reconstruction, there may not be any breast tissue at all. With a breast reconstruction surgery, existing fat and skin can be used to create a breast that looks and feels natural. If there is no tissue left with an augmentation, a prosthesis may be used to recreate the breast. Augmentations are often used for purely cosmetic purposes. Reconstructions are used most commonly in cases of breast cancer. Reconstructions can be done when patients have undergone a single or double mastectomy.

A Caring, Experienced Physician

Dr. Ashpole understands both the physical and emotional considerations when it comes to breast reconstruction. While beating breast cancer is definitely something to celebrate, it’s important to be careful. During your initial consultation, Dr. Ashpole will ask you questions regarding your current health and lifestyle, as well as the goals you hope to achieve with the procedure. The most important goal is to keep you healthy through the process. Dr. Ashpole is an honest doctor. After a full evaluation, he will let you know what options are best for you, your health and your goals. He is realistic and won’t support any expectations that are unattainable. He will also tell you if you are not an optimal candidate for reconstructive surgery. He understands you may already be emotionally drained from your fight against cancer. You may even be afraid of hearing a new cancer diagnosis down the line. Dr. Ashpole won’t exasperate a situation that’s already highly stressful.

Schedule Your Consultation

As you can see, this is not a procedure to be taken lightly. That goes without saying, especially to a cancer survivor. If you are looking for a doctor that is empathetic and doesn’t consider you another stream of income, Dr. Bradley Ashpole is the premier choice in the Hoffman Estates area. There are several before and after photos available, both here on this website and in the office. We recommend a consultation to help you make the most reasonable and safe solution. It does not lock you into the procedure. Dr. Ashpole understands deciding to have breast reconstruction is a major decision that can’t be made without the proper consideration. There is a lot of preparation to be done. There are also many things to keep in mind when it comes to recovery. If you call the office today, you won’t have to worry about going through the process alone.

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I had a breast augmentation with Dr. Ashpole in February and the end result was perfect!

The entire process was so easy from consultation to final recovery appointment. Cannot recommend him and his team enough!


Dr Ashpole and his staff are incredibly nice

Pleasant, knowledgeable and patient with any and all of my questions and concerns. They were efficient and very easy to schedule appointments with. Highly recommend!


Dr. Ashpole initial consultation was great

Dr. Ashpole initial consultation was great because he took the time to answer all my questions and clear all doubts. The follow up care was excellent as well as the professionalism of his staff.


Very thorough and professional.

Since my initial consultation with Dr. Ashpole my experience, treatment, and overall care has been a positive one; very thorough and professional.


Dr. Ashpole was very open and honest and patient

with all his information and answering my questions. He is very open to talk to you on follow ups and concerns. I would continue to use him for future procedures.


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